JLPT N5 Grammar (node)

How to use

Verbので
い-adjective
な-adjective + な
Noun + な
node ので jlpt n5 grammar meaning 文法例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (node) / (nanode). Meaning: because of; given that; since (explains reason for action).

  • This grammar is used explain a reason or reasoning for an action.
  • The reason is given before , with the new action after.

Example A)

atsui no de mizu o takusan nonde ne.

It’s hot out, so make sure to drink a lot of water.

Example B) past-tense

atsukatta node puuru ni itta.

It was hot today, so I went to the pool.


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Example #1

ちょっとさむいので、まどをしめてもいいですか。
chotto samui node, mado o shimetemo ii desu ka.
It's a bit cold, so is it OK to close the window?
Example #2

ちょっとようじがあるので、さきにかえります。
chotto youji ga aru node, saki ni kaerimasu.
There's something I need to take care of, so I'm heading home early.
Example #3

たいふうがくるので、あしたのクラスにこなくていいです。
taifuu ga kuru node, ashita no kurasu ni konakute ii desu.
Since there's a typhoon coming, it's OK to not come to tomorrow's class.
Example #4

おなかがいたいので、くすりをください。
onaka ga itai no de, kusuri o kudasai.
I have a stomachache, so please give me some medicine.
Example #5

かのじょがとてもきれいなので、すぐすきになりました。
kanojo ga totemo kirei na node, sugu suki ni narimashita.
She's very beautiful, so I quickly fell in love.
Example #6

いまからいきますのでしょうしょうおまちください。
ima kara ikimasu node, shoushou omachi kudasai.
I'm heading over now, so please wait a moment.
Example #7

あめがふっていたので、しあいがちゅうしになりました。
ame ga futteita node, shiai ga chuushi ni narimashita.
Because of the rain, the match was cancelled.
Example #8

ひだりてでたべようとしたが、むずかしtかったのでやめました。
hidari te de tabeyou to shita ga, muzukashikatta node yamemashita.
I tried eating with my left hand, but it was difficult so I gave up.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
暑いあついhot
飲むのむto drink
行くいくto go
寒いさむいcold
まどwindow
閉めるしめるto close
用事ようじerrand
先にさきにahead; early
帰るかえるto go home
台風たいふうtyphoon
明日あしたtomorrow
彼女かのじょshe
奇麗きれいbeautiful
すぐにright away
好きすきto like
今からいまからfrom now
少々しょうしょうa little bit
待つまつto wait
雨が降るあめがふるto rain
試合しあいmatch
中止ちゅうしcancel
左手ひだりてleft hand
難しいむずかしいdifficult

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